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Introduction to DBT:

Philosophy & Fundamentals

Professional Workshop Details

Facilitator: Clerissa Cooper, LPC

Dates: Saturday, June 27, 2020

Location: Live Online Workshop - Zoom

Check-In: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM 

Presentation: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM 

Fees: Early Registration - $155

        Regular Registration - $170

Workshop Description

This workshop provides an understanding of the fundamental philosophy and communication strategies of DBT.  Workshop attendees will learn the modes of comprehensive DBT, underlying assumptions and dialectical philosophy, the biosocial model of pervasive emotional dysregulation, communication strategies, and applications of DBT skills modules.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the 5 modes of comprehensive DBT and their functions.

  2. Understand the theoretical assumptions and dialectical philosophy as they apply to clients, therapists’, and the treatment modality.

  3. Explain the biosocial model of BPD/pervasive emotion dysregulation.

  4. Describe the goals of the DBT skills modules (i.e., mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance).

  5. Learn and practice stylistic communication strategies (i.e., reciprocal/validation and irreverent) and dialectical strategies.

Continuing Education Hours

6 Core Hours for Professional Counselors (approved by LPCAGA)

6 Related Hours for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists 

Registration for June 27th Workshop